Activity ID



June 30, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Medical Risk Management, Inc.


Every day, conscientious physicians injure their patients through avoidable medical errors that are allowed to occur because vital information is either omitted or ignored at some crucial juncture in the delivery of care. And the only way to reduce medical errors is to recognize, address, and correct the processes that give rise to them.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test

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Educational Objectives

Identify instances of miscommunication that contribute to medical errors.
Understand how formalized protocols can improve patient safety.
Know how to respond when an error occurs.
Be able to communicate with patients and family members if an error occurs.
Be able to document medical errors in an appropriate manner.
Discuss four ways to prevent medication errors.
Suggest ways to avoid errors associated with common diagnoses.


Medical Error, Communication, Prevention, Medication, Prescribing


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Communication Skills, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Healthcare Systems, Physician-Patient Relationship

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